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Episode 8: Wealth Building Strategies for someone starting out

5 key wealth strategies for those looking to start their wealth creation journey in 2023

Building wealth is a long term game and it starts from the foundation. You can’t build on shaky ground – here’s what you need to know.

Episode Highlights

  • Welcome – not financial advice.
  • Inherently means we are looking at low cost start up investment options.
  • First thing to mention it is near impossible to start this phase of wealth creation if you haven’t mastered the first C in wealth – control
  • Creating wealth without first mastering the major pitfall that most people fall in their finances;
    • Increase your expenses in line with income
    • Abuse of credit cards to buy things you don’t really need
    • Ignoring debts and not effectively managing your money – credit card example
    • Failing to effectively save
    • Sacrifice short term for the benefit long term.
  • Building wealth is a long term game and it comes from the foundations up. You can’t build on shaky foundations
  • Various news outlets report that 70% of people who win a lottery or get a big windfall end up broke in a few years, quoting a study by National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE).
  • Strategy 1: Invest in yourself:
    • Personal education, you are your best investment. Assets, jobs can all be taken away but no one can take away the knowledge you have built.
    • Now in the digital age there is a wealth of knowledge available to the masses at relatively low cost.
      • Podcasts – massive store of free knowledge on all subjects.
      • Books – cheap access to subject matter experts, billionaire level knowledge
      • Social media content – in amongst the videos of cats falling off stuff there can be hugely valuable 
      • YouTube – when we started out in property I gain a huge amount of knowledge from that 
      • Chat GPT – can write you a curriculum 
      • Networking – free events. Fair warning usually an upsell.
      • Learning earning and yearning. Merge then learn, constantly learning to grow the earning. Retirement is fallacy.
  • Strategy 2: Stock and Shares:
    • Good long term play to build wealth with relatively small cash pots
    • You need to create money to invest, but you can do this from as little as £500 initial investment and £50 per month. Over time you can build up a decent fund.
    • Invest via a self managed platform like Hargreaves Lansdown or Vanguard. Transaction fees are very low and you choose what index to invest in.
    • We are talking here about an index as opposed to individual shares, as these are inheritantly riskier.
    • Something like the S&P 500 – The Standard and Poor’s 500, or simply the S&P 500, is a stock market index tracking the stock performance of 500 of the largest companies listed on stock exchanges in the United States. It is one of the most commonly followed
    • Since its inception in 1957 average annual return is over 11%
    • Example if you invest a starting pot of £1k and then £100 per month thereafter 10 year £25k after 20 years you would have £75k based on a 10% return.
    • This type of investment is not designed to make you rich but it does start to create a decent investment pot
    • Invest through your stock and shares ISA and you can invest up to £20k

About Your Host

Alex Robertson is a self-made property investor and businessman. He comes from a financial background, gaining a degree in Accounting and Finance and then going on to qualify as a chartered management accountant. Alex is one of Co-Founders of Real Estate Wealth Development, a group of companies in the property industry, with over 200 buy to let properties, training company, construction company and development business. He is also the co-author of the book Fast Track to Property Millions.


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